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05/23/17

Central Coast school has raised nearly $10 million for new teaching winery, classrooms and labs

05/23/17

The FDA is on the march and busy auditing food processors under their jurisdiction. While this leads to angst for the business caught up in the FDA bureaucracy, it is a fact of life for those who handle food and beverages, which are substances that are ingested by the public. No one argues against food and beverage safety and it's one of the reasons we have the most respected alcoholic beverage industry in the world. Our products are safe and the world knows it. The FDA is one reason why.

05/23/17

Today, the "average winery" receives almost 80% of their revenue from the wine club or tasting rooms as you can see in the above slides. The remainder of the direct income is from events, web sales, and phone sales largely

05/23/17

"Our plan to establish an undersecretary for trade fits right in line with my goal to be American agriculture's unapologetic advocate and chief salesman around the world. By working side by side with our U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the USDA undersecretary for trade will ensure that American producers are well equipped to sell their products and feed the world," Perdue said.

05/23/17

Georges Vernay (1926-2017) was the pioneer of the appellation we know today as Condrieu in the northern Rhône

05/23/17

"Many consumers have an 'aha' moment when they see the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener in action and begin to understand how it transforms wine enjoyment."

05/23/17

A trio of experienced category veterans are making a splash in grocery cases, restaurants and bars with an adult beverage category first: a new botanical-infused wine spritzer. Blossom Brothers artfully matches high quality wine with natural botanical essences for an outcome that's crisp and effervescent ? a refreshing, subtly sweet alternative to beer, cider or opening a full bottle of wine

05/23/17

The establishment of quality assurance systems is an important development in the wine sector, particularly so for new and emerging wine regions. Focusing on the Canadian wine industry, this article examines the determinants of a winery's decision to adopt Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) certification for wines. The analysis also examines whether wineries seek VQA certification for higher-priced wines or whether VQA certification leads to higher wine prices.

05/23/17

Napa County Board of Supervisors is this year developing changes to winery use-permit reporting procedures to make sure the area's roughly 500 wine producers meet the requirements of their operating permits

05/23/17

Branches Winery near Westby has become the first winery in the Midwest to can wine, according to owners Therese and Gene Bergholz

05/23/17

In 2012 DtC sales represented 49 percent of overall revenue for wineries that took advantage of it. The SVB survey found that percentage has increased in 2017 to 61 percent of wine revenue

05/23/17

A panel of industry experts will discuss how the wine business is changing, and how everything from new technology to good old-fashioned cannabis affects how wine is sold today.

05/23/17

The 84-acre Turnkey Business will be sold by Elite Auctions on June 17th

05/23/17

Gaw Van Male has hired Carlie Speelman, a paralegal specialist in alcohol beverage matters. A Northern California native, Carlie has spent over a decade in the wine industry advising her internal clients on every aspect of alcohol beverage regulation including trade practices, compliance and licensing.

05/23/17

Jeff Martin, a British Columbia winemaker with more than 40 vintages in two hemispheres, dominated at one of California's oldest and most respected wine competitions.

05/23/17

When the spotted lanternfly was initially found in Berks County, PA, in September 2014, the Keystone State was on high alert - given the pest's destructive history in Korea and potential economic impact. This sap-feeding planthopper is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam. But, it is an invasive species in Korea, where it is known to attack 67 host species - including grapes, apples, and stone fruit.

05/23/17

The eggs help create different layers of flavor complexity and mouth feel.

05/23/17

No farmers or others engaged in agricultural activities have been fined for creating dust...

05/23/17

Vinters Logistics trucks ply the back roads of the Pacific Northwest, dropping off French oak barrels to wineries, picking up grapes from vineyards, transporting cases and cases of wine to its sophisticated warehouse. The trucks form part of a complex supply chain that marks the US wine industry, a logistics network that is both extensive and exacting.

05/23/17

How Treasury Wine Estates's liquid assets stack up against its debt?

05/23/17

Gov. Rick Scott has until Wednesday to decide the fate of one of the most heavily-lobbied bills in years, the removal of the so-called "liquor wall" so that Walmart, Target and other big box stores can sell liquor. Publix and local chain liquor stores tried mightily to kill the bill but it squeaked through the Senate, 21-17, and the House, 58-57, after years of intense lobbying on both sides. The lobbying is now aimed at Scott -- and the clock is ticking

05/23/17

In closed-door remarks to members of the conservative Jefferson Institute in Virginia on April 18, a recording of which was obtained by Reuters, Ebell said Trump's administration had made a series of missteps, including delays in appointing key EPA officials, that could hamper efforts to cut red tape for industry.